Junior shortstop Heather Bortz set an NCAA all-division record hitting streak of 44 consecutive softball games between April 15, 2003, and April 17, 2004. After breaking the previous NCAA Division III record of 36 games April 6 at Albright College, Bortz hit 80 of 159 at-bats (a .503 batting average) with 28 multiple-hit games during the streak. She has hit safely in 58 of her last 63 games.
Bortz also set the Moravian single-season record with 74 hits this season, and she is tied for first all-time with teammate Melissa Soroka ’04. (Both have 191 hits.) Along with sophomore Meagan Hennessy, Bortz was named a First Team Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division III All-American; the first time in college history that Moravian has had a first team All-American in softball.
As we went to press, Bortz was named to the 2004 CoSIDA Academic All-America College Division Softball Third Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America.